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Kids living unhealthy lives

Pediatricians say their key concern is the poor lifestyle of today's young families. These habits are producing children who are not eating properly or getting enough exercise. Gone are the days when families worked in their yards and gardens, walked or rode bikes to school, played sports and used their imagination to create physical games .

August 05, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


State lawmaker calls meeting to discuss economy

The economic slowdown and its effects on local citizens is the topic of a town hall meeting to be hosted by state Rep. Al Williams Thursday.

August 05, 2009 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Voice your opinion about health care reform

The country's health care system stands on the brink of a possible overhaul, which could save lives or cost lives, or save tax money or cost more, depending on who's talking about the various plans being advanced.

August 05, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Racecar drive on right track

Name: Tom Egner

August 05, 2009 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Staff writer | About People


Post school boss worries about effects of deployment

On Monday morning, Fort Stewart teachers and school administrators welcomed Dr. Samantha Ingram as the new superintendent for the Fort Stewart, South Carolina and Cuba school district.

August 05, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News


Schools welcome new teachers

The Liberty County School System hosted a two-day orientation for new teachers at the board office last week.

August 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


NYC grand jury indicts ex-Giant on weapons charges

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted former New York Giants Plaxico Burress on weapons charges.

August 04, 2009 | Karen Matthews Associated Press | Sports


Packers GM won't rule out Vick

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson isn't ruling out potential interest in Michael Vick.

August 04, 2009 | Associated Press | Sports


Union official: AFL on brink of folding

The Arena Football League is on the brink of folding and declaring bankruptcy, an inglorious end for the 22-year-old indoor league that has suffered through a year of turmoil.

August 04, 2009 | Dan Gelston AP Sports writer | Sports


Sports briefs for Aug. 2, 2009

Bradwell softball tryouts Aug. 3

August 03, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Game day for Aug. 2, 2009

Today

August 03, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Former GSU player signs with Baltimore Ravens

STATESBORO - Former Georgia Southern Football All-American Jayson Foster signed a free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens. He took the field for the first time on Tuesday the first day of the Ravens' preseason training camp. Baltimore has Foster listed as a wide receiver.

August 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


WILD facts: Hummers feeding up

Do you suddenly have a lot more hummingbirds at your feeders? If so, you're witnessing the start of their fall migration southward toward Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. In addition to the adults that traveled here to breed in the spring, the young that hatched out this year are heading out, too.

August 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Wet weather isn’t scaring the fish away

Hi, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight Line says hello to all.

August 03, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Programs raise wildlife awareness

SOCIAL CIRCLE - A frogs exhibit at Georgia Southern University. A bird-watching program drawing young and old through Columbus State University's Environmental Learning Center at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Park. Georgia Wildlife Federation's new online guide to host plants for butterflies and moths.

August 03, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Keep a fresh perspective on your eyes

In many households, women tend to actively be on the lookout for their family's overall health and well-being. While selflessly putting the needs of loved ones before their own, women can often overlook health problems of their own that could lead to major health-care costs down the road. This is especially true when it comes to vision.

April 19, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Special to the Courier | Living well


Study links Facebook to depression

The social-media site Facebook can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook may inevitably begin comparing what's happening in their lives to the activities and accomplishments of their friends.

April 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Shine all the time as a Christian

One of my favorite flowers is the azalea. I love to go through Bonaventure Cemetery this time of year just to see row after row of assorted colors of this beautiful flowering bush.

April 18, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


What are the certain things in life?

Did you celebrate Wednesday?

April 17, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Birth: Rahina Thea Mumuni

Rahina Thea Mumuni was born at 7:10 a.m. April 3 to Amdiya Mumuni of Accra, Ghana.

April 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


'Longest Ride' is cliched, too sentimental

"The Longest Ride" is the latest adaption of a Nicholas Sparks novel, and when I hear his name, two words cross my mind: unintentional comedy.

April 17, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to do


Savannah Tech sets career fairs

Area employers are invited to participate in the multi-campus Savannah Technical College's School to Work Career Fairs.

April 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Carter talks pipeline, ISIS, DC politics

The company hoping to build a pipeline through Coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if its project is approved, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten` Correspondent | Local news


Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

Opponents of a proposed petroleum pipeline are lining up in advance of a public hearing set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Outlet mall's opening disrupting sports universe

I was going to write a sports column this week, but I got stuck in traffic on Interstate 95 in Pooler thanks to the new Tanger Outlets Savannah.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


Pipeline would be trouble for coast

There will be a public hearing Tuesday in Richmond Hill held by the Georgia Department of Transportation in reference to the proposed pipeline Kinder Morgan wants to install along the entire coast of Georgia. It is important that Coastal Georgia residents attend.

April 17, 2015 | By Roy Hubbard Guest columnist | Opinion


Step forward: Lessons from 2015 session

Lawmakers passed a nearly $22 billion spending plan that includes about $900 million in new revenues, consumed for the most part by school-enrollment growth, increasing retirement benefit-plan expenses for state employees and about $288 million to reduce an austerity cut for public schools. The 2016 budget also increases the local school-district cost of insurance for bus drivers and other non-certified school workers by more than $100 million, so it remains to be seen how much of the $288 million is used for teacher raises and undoing recession-era cuts.

April 16, 2015 | By Taifa Smith Butler Guest columnist | Opinion


Salvation is possible by obeying God

No one has to be lost, for God has provided a way of salvation for all mankind.

April 16, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Birth: Elijah Dewayne Grant

Elijah Dewayne Grant was born at 4:31 a.m. April 3 to Orisha Grant of Plant City, Florida, and Gregory Grant of Farmville, North Carolina.

April 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Good people still do good things

Sometimes we forget that there are a lot of good people on this Earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to cart around an oxygen tank wherever he went. (Happily, his health has improved and the oxygen tank is history.)

April 16, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


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